Gateway Gorge

West Glacier, Montana 59936

Gateway Gorge

Gateway Gorge Professional Review and Guide

"This trail provides access from the valley of the Middle Fork to the rugged Birch Creek country via a low pass over the Continental Divide. Along the way, it passes such scenic attractions as Gateway Gorge and Big River Meadows. Because of the relatively low elevation of Gateway Pass, this route is passable even in early summer, when the higher passes are still clogged with snow. However, rock slides in Gateway Gorge often make passage difficult for stock parties early in the season."

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Trail Information

West Glacier
Nearby City
980 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Extended backcountry route
Best July through September
5,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,478 feet
Top Elevation
Great Bear Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Gooseberry Park, Gateway Pass
Local Maps